Environment

Rolls-Royce successfully tests hydrogen-powered jet engine

Reuters | November 28, 2022

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Rolls-Royce said it has successfully run an aircraft engine on hydrogen, a world aviation first that marks a major step towards proving the gas could be key to decarbonizing air travel. The ground test, using a converted Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A regional aircraft engine, used green hydrogen created by wind and tidal […]

Honeywell to pay $1.3 billion to resolve asbestos-related claims

Reuters | November 21, 2022

(Reuters) – Honeywell International Inc will pay $1.3 billion to end asbestos-related claims stemming from its former unit, the industrial giant said on Friday, helping it reduce its environmental liabilities. The settlement, as part of a deal with North American Refractories Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust, will help the aerospace manufacturer eliminate its funding obligations […]

U.S. awards $1 billion to electrify school bus fleets

Reuters | October 26, 2022

(Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday unveiled nearly $1 billion in awards to U.S. school districts to replace aging, gas-fueled school buses with cleaner, mainly electric models. The funding is the first tranche of $5 billion that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hand out over five years through a clean school bus […]

BlackRock raises $4.5 billion for climate-focused infrastructure fund

Reuters | October 26, 2022

(Reuters) – BlackRock Inc has raised $4.5 billion out of an overall $7.5 billion-target for a new fund to invest in infrastructure assets aimed at climate-focused projects, the world’s largest asset manager said on Tuesday. BlackRock, which manages around $8 trillion in assets, said public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and […]

Group of countries to push EU for gas price cap -letter

Reuters | September 26, 2022

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A group of European Union countries want to push Brussels to produce plans this week for a bloc-wide cap on the price of gas, according to a draft letter seen by Reuters. The EU proposed a package of emergency measures to tackle soaring energy prices earlier this month, but […]